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Bad Apple, Bad!
Originally conceived as a comment on Scot Hacker's weblog here

After all the lovely hype about new stuff in Jaguar, and remembering how Puma went, I had actually almost convinced myself to cough up $20 or as much as $50 USD for it when it shipped 4q 2002 or 1q2003. I was going to have trouble coughing up that much with the pushed up release date, but I was willing to do it somehow. This, however is crap. APPL (ala Mr. Steve) has removed any likelihood of me paying for Jaguar at all, and I won't even mention the impending death of my cute but valueless mac.com account.</p>

Perhaps the most offensive bit of all of this gouging is that I just bought a new Mac, my first new Mac ever, and I bought it from APPL online. It came preloaded with Puma, and I was (and am, damnit) quite happy with her (as you all are sick of hearing about), and it is far from being paid for yet. Since February, I have avoided partitioning the thing, but now it looks like I will have to consider dual booting Linux (et al) on it, as APPL thinks it can get another $129 USD out of me for printing support (I have no printer), hardware graphics acceleration (won't work on my machine), ,AIM (jabber?!), gcc 3.x (apt-get install gcc-3.1 suits me fine), spam filtering (spamassassin and procmail on the mail server, not the client), iTunes3 (still no

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<em>Originally conceived as a comment on Scot Hacker's weblog <a href="http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/1704">here<a/></em>

After all the lovely hype about new stuff in Jaguar, and remembering how Puma went, I had actually almost convinced myself to cough up $20 or as much as $50 USD for it when it shipped 4q 2002 or 1q2003. I was going to have trouble coughing up that much with the pushed up release date, but I was willing to do it somehow. This, however is crap. APPL (ala Mr. Steve) has removed any likelihood of me paying for Jaguar at all, and I won't even mention the impending death of my cute but valueless mac.com account.</p>

<p>Perhaps the most offensive bit of all of this gouging is that I just bought a new Mac, my first new Mac ever, and I bought it from APPL online. It came preloaded with Puma, and I was (and am, damnit) quite happy with her (as you all are sick of hearing about), and it is far from being paid for yet. Since February, I have avoided partitioning the thing, but now it looks like I will have to consider dual booting Linux (et al) on it, as APPL thinks it can get another $129 USD out of me for printing support (I have no printer), hardware graphics acceleration (won't work on my machine), ,AIM (jabber?!), gcc 3.x (apt-get install gcc-3.1 suits me fine), spam filtering (spamassassin and procmail on the mail server, not the client), iTunes3 (still no <a href="http://www.vorbis.com"OGG</a> support), IPv6 and IPSEC (already in all my other OSes, _not_ an add-on), and a whole stack worth of useless crap to slow down my machine, mixed with features in OS 9 only just now making it into X (spring loaded folders are back, *cheer*)... Okay I'll stop now, lest APPL turn me away from the next convention for not having community spirit ;( Frell that.

Does <a href="http://nwn.bioware.com">NWN</a> build on linux-ppc yet?

Thanks Scot, No Thanks Steve
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